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Grand Cherokee finally has a diesel - maybe too much diesel.

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    • toordog
      toordog

      This is inaccurate, I dont hear any sounds from the engine in the cab....

      about 1 year ago
    • Keye T
      Keye T

      italian diesel!!?? no thanks

      about 1 year ago
    • ze3bar
      ze3bar

      so the V6 would probably drive better but it would be under powered. I test drove the V8 and I didn't like the way the transmission shifts on it (bogging and holding gears for too long) and the diesel, you say, is out of character for this Jeep lol so fantastic vehicle, terrible drivetrain?

      I am going to say I have to disagree with you. I felt the diesel was spectacular to drive.

      about 1 year ago
    • Supraman1987
      Supraman1987

      Wow, you're about the only journalist that doesn't like the diesel gc. I own the ecodiesel gc, and I can't even tell its a diesel by the "sound inside the cabin". It's a pleasure to drive, the torque comes in nice and low unlike the "hemi" v8, which makes this much better in the city. It doesn't moan and groan like a traditional diesel and has absolutely no diesel smell. Another thing you neglected to mention is the fact that this diesel should outlive its gasoline counterparts by a fair margin. I can't believe you lied to everyone telling them that the diesel makes noise you can hear inside the cabin, when in fact it doesn't.

      about 1 year ago
    • Bęllã Mâríkît
      Bęllã Mâríkît

      I love the color... What's the color name sir?

      about 1 year ago
    • Bęllã Mâríkît
      Bęllã Mâríkît

      Awesome 😍

      about 1 year ago
    • RayJ-HT
      RayJ-HT

      He is such a negative and horrible person I hate his reviews. I clicked on this by mistake because I gave up on his trash about a year ago. Oh so when is 21/28 not that great for this segment? That is amazing compared to vehicles like it. He's dumb!

      about 2 years ago
    • Troy Dawson
      Troy Dawson

      interesting he thinks it's a loud diesel, he obviously didn't drive the v8. also he didn't mention that the summit has acoustic glass and noise cancelling stereo which he would have noticed if he put the windows up.
      I just bought my 2nd one of these and I think it's great! my other car is a Mercedes Benz diesel and comparatively, the engine has the same sound.
      I personally love it and wouldn't be buying my second one if it was unreliable. maybe it's luck of the draw.

      about 2 years ago
    • TheMrcnut
      TheMrcnut

      Ya forgot the main point about the *Italian* diesel - it's an unreliable piece of crap. They blow up or have a whole smorgasboard of exotic problems Jeep has ZERO idea how to fix. Not bad for $5000 surcharge. But hey, when it does work it gets nice mileage. If you can get it to work for more than a few months at a time.

      about 2 years ago
    • RayJ-HT
      RayJ-HT In reply to TheMrcnut

      This was a GM designed Diesel intended for Cadillac in Europe. Gm lost it in the break up with Fiat that happened in the early 2000's. I know the major media did not even mention GM paying what 2 billion not to merge with Fiat during that time.

      about 2 years ago
    • Anthony Cioce
      Anthony Cioce

      730 miles on a full tank holy crap i get like 270

      about 3 years ago
    • ViperVenom TV
      ViperVenom TV

      #Lets Check the TECH.

      about 4 years ago
    • Don Olypopper
      Don Olypopper

      Another beautiful diesel product in the US! Now if we could get the morons in the epa and White House to stop crippling import, we could have high efficiency, reliable small diesels here!!!

      The complex exhaust system that the federal govt requires is the root cause of the extremely high diesel option. The engine is cheap, the exhaust system is not.

      about 4 years ago
    • opmike343
      opmike343

      5300lbs? Jesus Christ.

      about 4 years ago
    • David Brown
      David Brown

      Have GC Limited Diesel.  13K miles.  22.3 around town and high of 28.2 on road trip.  No issues.  I actually love the sound - it fits the vehicle.  I've had ML and Touareg diesels,  This competes well against both.  Turning radius is much better in Jeep.  They did a nice job - Thanks.

      about 4 years ago
    • Openfacefont
      Openfacefont

      Nice review DAD!

      about 4 years ago
    • Nebderf 350zHR
      Nebderf 350zHR

      It sounds broken, no thanks

      about 4 years ago
    • Graham Roth
      Graham Roth

      I love your videos Brian, got a question, does it make a difference whether the engine has push rods or overhead cams, I know GM still uses push rods, and ford, nissan, and toyota use DOHC V8's. Not sure about dodge. But whats the pros and cons for each configuration? 

      about 4 years ago
    • Graham Roth
      Graham Roth In reply to Graham Roth

      ah thx man, makes sense why gm still uses them

      about 4 years ago
    • MrChevypower
      MrChevypower In reply to Graham Roth

      Pushrods allow the engine to be more compact, so you can get a larger displacement in the same engine bay.  They are more efficient because there are fewer moving parts and lighter.  Pushrods tend to have peak torque at lower rpm.  They are cheaper to produce.  DOHC allows for more valves, which lets in more fuel and air, creating more power.  DOHC engines produce high rpm power.  But 4 camshafts instead of 1 means more moving parts, and more energy wasted.  Big bore V8 engines do just fine with 2 large valves, so don't need DOHC.  People will point out that the Tundra DOHC 5.7 V8 has peak torque at lower rpm (not by much) than the Ram Hemi (pushrod) V8.  Yes that's true, but the reason for that is the Tundra has an undersquare engine, the Ram has an oversquare engine.  That's the cylinder bore/stroke ratio, which also affects that characteristic.

      about 4 years ago
    • The Darth Cox
      The Darth Cox

      Id have to disagree.  Although I do live in Alaska (which is unique in its self)  Ive had this exact vehicle in white for 7 months now and feel like if you use the several different modes depending on what you want it to do, its very customizable.  it has a sporty mode which changes shift points, off road mode, ect.  So saying all that, I feel like the vehicle can kind of suite who ever it needs to.  

      about 4 years ago
    • B T
      B T

      "Barefoot Mechanic" running around somewhere in Italy. I actually laughed out loud! That is why Brian Cooley is the best US auto journalist! You have a fan from Bulgaria.

      about 4 years ago
    • toordog
      toordog In reply to B T

      aquaphoenixx he doesn't do his research

      about 1 year ago
    • mark alvin Yang
      mark alvin Yang

      Please make a car tech on Mitsubishi Montero Sport..

      about 4 years ago
    • Riswan AP
      Riswan AP

      Where is Dong Ngo?

      about 4 years ago
    • zunedog31
      zunedog31 In reply to Riswan AP

      San Francisco 

      about 4 years ago
    • darijopotter
      darijopotter

      Italians making crap car a god car

      about 4 years ago
    • M Pacheco
      M Pacheco

       reports of alleged defects with the Chrysler Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) in 2011-2012 Jeep Grand Cherokees .

      about 4 years ago
    • Veyronp87
      Veyronp87

      cool SUV but honestly i think i would just get the v6

      about 4 years ago
    • PussMag
      PussMag

      $60 grand for this trim....hmmm... If I go with 20% rule, I have to freagin make $300,000 a year.

      about 4 years ago
    • PussMag
      PussMag In reply to PussMag

      it's your money, really, decision is yours.
      i have friends that bought cars more than their AI, so after five year when the car is paid off, they only take home four year worth of money, or less

      about 3 years ago
    • DildoSwaggins
      DildoSwaggins In reply to PussMag

      +PussMag so youre saying I need to make 100k a year to afford a 20k mazda 3? good logic sir...

      about 3 years ago
    • dOp3bOi
      dOp3bOi

      Cooley and only Cooley...

      about 4 years ago
    • Theron217
      Theron217

      Cooley for dayz

      about 4 years ago
    • RiGGyS86
      RiGGyS86

      Poor mpg not a jeep fan and never will be one

      about 4 years ago
    • HaNooo
      HaNooo

      Is there a V6 option as well? I know i know..shame on me

      about 4 years ago
    • CharlesB
      CharlesB

      I just got a 2014 Overland diesel and I love it...

      about 4 years ago